Category: Reviews

The Benefits of Growing a Vertical Garden

Before using the Greenstalk Vertical Grow System, I always believed the best way to garden was either directly in the ground or in raised beds. I never considered using any kind of vertical system. My reasons were varied. However, my greatest concern was crowding. I assumed that cramming too much into one space would certainly … Read more

Recommended Reading

It’s raining today and the forecast is for a lot more of it the next few days. I decided to pull a few books off the shelf to flip through and gain inspiration. I’ve mentioned before that I have 4 huge bookshelves full of gardening, survival and homesteading books, so the task was daunting. What … Read more

Enerplex Jumpr Slate 5K Emergency Power Bank

The more I use this device, the more I fall in love with it. It’s very thin, lightweight and durable. Included in the Box: Kickr Slate 5k Power Bank USB to Micro USB cable Instruction manual First out of the box, you can’t help but notice how well thought out this design is.  The holes … Read more

Ascent Solar Kickr IV Portable Solar Charger Review

My continued quest to maintain independence during grid failure. I’ve been in dozens of situations that make me uneasy. The last one being a five day outage at home due to a wind storm in Southern Oregon. From then on, I’ve been on a quest to provide my family with uninterrupted power when (not if) … Read more

Ultrafire Cree XML T6 2000 Lumens Flashlight Review

If you’ve ever been in a power outage, I’ll bet the first thing you did was run to kitchen to grab the candles and matches. Because, I know that running to the nightstand for the flashlight is futile since it isn’t there. Who knows where it ended up. Besides, the last time I used it … Read more

Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler First Impressions

My first impressions of the Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler. This is a great size tumbler for anyone that generates a small amount of kitchen and yard waste. I filled this in about 4 weeks. We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables so it held quite a bit of waste. I bought mine HERE! … Read more

My New Toy Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler

Well, I went and did it. I finally bought a compost tumbler. After years of fighting the racoons and bears I decided to break down. Stay tuned for videos of me filling it and explaining how I compost. If you would like to purchase one, I recommend here: Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler